Wednesday, February 21, 2018

John Cofield

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: The Taylor Depot

Taylor's was the name that appeared on the end of the depot, but to most Lafayette countians, it is simply Taylor. At the time this...

Cofield: A (Very) Brief History of a Town Called Taylor

The community many of us know as Taylor began under a slightly different name, according to resident Jim Hamilton and Oxford's John Cofield.Hamilton writes: "John Taylor...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: A Poor Man’s Cemetery

Edward Boyer posted this on Facebook:"On a fall day in 1984, Rev. Houston - who worked as a gravedigger - took me around to...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Leonard and Isabelle Levy

Standing with Kaye Bryant at the Thacker Mountain event at Southside when Milly West told me she had taken this shot and offered it...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Sardis Lake and Faulkner’s Sailboat

Out of the public eye, William Faulkner loved to sail his 19-foot sailboat, The Ring Dove, at Sardis Reservoir near Oxford. He bought the boat...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: The Park Drive Kids

When the Goodman girls knew I was in Methodist in bad shape they didn't call anyone, they didn't panic, they didn't waste any time,...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: The Hardware Store Steps

This shot was taken during the filming of the motion picture made from William Faulkner's novel, "Intruder in the Dust." Old Oxford knows the hardware...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Leslie’s on the Square

Many a sweet memory of the soda fountain at Leslie's still lives right there on the Square. The day's final bell rang at the Grammar...

John Cofield’s Faces of Oxford Featuring Richard Howorth

After we left Square Books last night, someone said, "Man, Richard 'works his store,' doesn't he?" Indeed he does. Richard Howorth is the King...

John Cofield’s Oxford & Ole Miss: Cedar Oaks

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPICedar Oaks ~ Once standing on the corner of North Lamar and Jefferson Ave., Cedar Oaks in now located at 601 Murray St....